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Date: Mar 21, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57982


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

*Several positions available!


Overview of Finance Development Program Corning’s summer internship experience is rich with hands-on learning. You’ll live, work, and experience the communities in which Corning operates, while building on-the-job skills. Interns are expected to deliver results against our business and financial objectives, applying knowledge and practices both independently and as a team. Working with a supervisor, you will gain work experience while interacting with key technologies, subject matter experts and leaders. The purpose of the Finance Intern Program is to raise the bar on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for immediate and future needs.


Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement


Sample Job Placements: 

  • Finance Intern in Corning business unit
  • Finance Treasury Intern
  • Finance Tax Intern
  • Finance Technical Accounting Intern
  • Finance Shared Services Intern


Position Qualifications General Requirements: 

  • Mobility desirable


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in: Accounting, Economics, and/or Finance or equivalent
  • Working towards a Master’s degree in related area not required but desirable
  • Certifications desirable (e.g. CPA, CMA, CFA, etc.)
  • Six Sigma Green belt/Black belt certification – a plus


Technical Skills:

  • Data analytics software experience (ACL, IDEA, etc.) desired
  • PeopleSoft and/or SAP experience desired
  • Cost accounting/manufacturing experience desired
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint required
  • Sarbanes-Oxley knowledge required



  • General cost and accounting knowledge
  • Experience in Finance/Accounting with class or internship experience
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, process-oriented and organized
  • Excellent communication (including presentation) skills
  • Excellent problem solving capability
  • Data driven problem solving capability
  • Ability to work independently
  • Drive towards continuous process improvement
  • Interest in working in different Finance function areas
  • Comfortable working on their own and in groups
  • Inquisitive and curious
  • Personally driven and self-aware
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and strong PowerPoint skill
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program for Accounting, Business, or Finance
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5


Desired Soft Skills: 

  • Partnership, Collaboration, & Influence
    • Demonstrated collaborative and business partnership approach
    • Actively build relationships, networks and systems with others
    • Actively listens
    • Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes
  • Analytical & Strategic Thinking skills
    • Problem solving and strategic thinking skills to dig deeper and develop risk based analytic solutions to enhance the control environment and audit procedures
    • Inquisitive and curious
    • Creative problem solving
  • Talent development
    • Addresses performance shortfalls and actively works on skills development with self and/or team via timely, balanced, open discussions
    • Personally driven and self-aware
    • Adaptability
  • Customer service
    • Monitor, maintain and improve systems to proactively meet customer needs and provide added value
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently in a fast changing environment
  • Drive for results
    • Monitor, maintain and improve systems to support continuous improvement to drive efficiency, effectiveness and compliance


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning